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News Release

May 25, 2004

U of G names new vice-president

President Alastair Summerlee announced today that Joanne Shoveller will be joining the University of Guelph as its new vice-president (alumni affairs and development). Her term begins in mid-August.

Shoveller, currently director of the MBA program office at the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business, was appointed following an extensive national search that involved more than 50 candidates. She will be responsible for U of G’s institutional advancement, including all fundraising activities and alumni relations.

“I am delighted that Joanne has agreed to accept the position,” Summerlee said. “She has shown outstanding leadership in fundraising and development and in managing the transition from a campaign mode to the post-campaign period. Her experience will be invaluable in bringing our advancement activities into alignment with our strategic goals.”

Shoveller has held several senior positions at Ivey, including director of alumni and corporate development, manager of the Ivey campaign and director of Asian development. She also helped establish the Ivey Asia-Hong Kong campus and the Ivey Asian Management Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a master’s of business administration from Western.

“This move builds on the diverse and exciting experiences that I have had at Ivey Business School over the last 10 years,” said Shoveller. “I look forward to working closely with, and learning from, the University of Guelph’s dynamic community: volunteer leaders; administrators; faculty; students; staff; alumni; as well as government, corporate and community partners. The University of Guelph has a great story. The core of innovation, the strength of its people and its quest for excellence attracted my interest. It is a very strong institution poised for further incredible achievements.”

In making the announcement, Summerlee expressed deep appreciation to Pamela Healey, who has served as acting vice-president for the past year. Healey, who was appointed U of G’s assistant vice-president (development) in 2002, successfully completed the “Science of Life, Art of Living” campaign and is managing the post-campaign transition. “I am very grateful for Pam’s efforts and commitment to the University,” said Summerlee. “She has done a wonderful job.”

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982.

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